Berklee Global Jazz InstituteII Performance Therapy Symposium

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Saturday / September 9, 2017 / 10:00 a.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
United States

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) presents II Performance Therapy Symposium. This all-day event features several panels and open discussions curated by Patricia Zarate Pérez, executive director of the Panama Jazz Festival, and Danilo Pérez, BGJI artistic director.

Based on the pair's social work with jazz music and music therapy in Latin America over the past two decades, the Performance Therapy Symposium is an interconnective learning experience that looks at the art and science of music from all points of view. Scientists, artists, academics, and leaders discuss different topics about the creative process in music, science, life, and the different ways we can expand knowledge to achieve world harmony.


10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Beyond Performance: A Music Therapist’s Sensibilities of Musicking in Tender Times  
Kathleen Howland, professor of music therapy, Berklee College of Music
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Community Music Therapy
Karen Wacks, professor of music therapy, Berklee College of Music
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The Music Alliance Project
Chase Morrin, recent BGJI master’s degree recipient and 2017 DownBeat Student Music Award recipient
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
An Audacious Chord: The Poetics of Music, Cultural Agency, and Civic Solidarity
Pedro Reina-Pérez, visiting scholar, Harvard University; and professor, University of Puerto Rico
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Global Influences on Musical Development and Creativity
Chandrika Tandon, Grammy-nominated artist 
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Polyphony of Proteins
Fiorenzo Omenetto, associate dean for research, Tufts University School of Engineering
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Origins and Ordeals of Creativity
Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine professor of the study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School
Curated by Patricia Zarate Pérez; executive director, Panama Jazz Festival